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Leonard G. Berghaus View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Melrose Park, Illinois, 1967-73; Bellwood, Illinois, from 1973.
Classification: Builder

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August 21, 2015:

From the OHS PC Database Builders Listing editor, Mar 20, 2016 -

Leonard G. Berghaus was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1938; he attended Concordia College of River Forest, Illinois, 1957-1961. He was a teacher, and an organist before he established his organbuilding firm in Melrose Park, Illinois, in 1967. He relocated the firm to Bellwood, Illinois, as the Berghaus Organ Co., in November 1973.1 As of 2016, the firm is active. Leonard Berghaus is semi-retired; his son, Brian Berghaus, runs the daily operation as president of the firm.2

Sources:

  1. David H. Fox, "Leonard G. Berghaus" A Guide to North American Organbuilders (Organ Historical Society, 1997), p70.
  2. Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders Inc. website, accessed Nov 15, 2015, http://berghausorgan.com/our-company/history/.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 02, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

Born 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio; attended Concordia College of River Forest, Illinois, 1957-1961; teacher, organist; established his own firm in Melrose Park, Illinois, 1967; relocated the firm to Bellwood, Illinois, as the Berghaus Organ Co., November 1973; active in 1991.

Sources:

  • Letter to David H. Fox.
  • Organ Handbook 1989 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society), 4.
  • Stopt Diapason #28, Newsletter (Hoffman Estates, Ill.: Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 02, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 2 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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